Director of Communications

Director of Communications

City of Southlake Career

  • Director of Communications 2023-present
  • Deputy Director of Communications 2022-2023
  • Deputy Director of Public Relations 2018-2022
  • Deputy Director of Marketing & Communication, 2015-2018
  • Communication and Website Manager, 2008-2015
  • Community Relations Officer 2006-2008

Southlake Community Involvement

  • Committee Member, Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Southlake Oktoberfest
  • Southlake Program for the Involvement of Neighborhoods (SPIN) Staff Liaison, 2006


  • Certified Public Communicator, The Bob Schieffer College of Communication, School of Strategic Communication, Texas Christian University
  • Graduate Marketing Certificate, The Edwin E. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.

Education & Professional Memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Member, TAMIO, the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers, 2006 - Current
  • Member, 3CMA, City-County Communications & Marketing Association
  • Member, PRSA Public Relations Society of America

Previous Experience

  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Public Relations Coordinator, 2005-2006
  • Television News Management Positions, WLFL (Raleigh Durham, North Carolina) KTNV (Las Vegas, Nevada), 2000-2004
  • Television News Producer KTVN (Reno, Nevada), KTNV, KLAS (Las Vegas, Nevada), WBNS (Columbus, Ohio), 1994 - 2000
  1. Director of Communications Pilar Schank

    Pilar Schank

    Director of Communications